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Tales from the City- A lucky bath and a very disappointed lad.

Strange things happen in the city, I’m lucky that I have been spared quite a few of them. When the family lived in Primrose Hill, in London, the war was on. My father was only a young boy when he … Continue reading

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A Boston Moment of Tears- The Boston Holocaust Memorial

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There are no words here, only numbers. It is Boston’s Holocaust Memorial. Towers reach up with numbers etched in the glass and soar upwards, just as the smoke did in the chimneys when human ash became snow across Europe. It … Continue reading

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Tale from the City- The High Class Butcher of Oxford

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I love going to market. As a child I remember the weekly trip with excitement and awe. Each week our local market magically became brand new. A land yet undiscovered! Baby chicks one week, hens the next. Men threw fish … Continue reading

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Tales from the City- Don’t get minty with me!

It’s confession time. I eavesdrop. I do it quite well. I go out, sip a glass of wine and appear to be fully engaged at my table, all the while, my left ear has stretched three inches and is listening … Continue reading

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Lord Love a Duck or what am I going on about?

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There are expressions you grow up with and have no idea where they came from, or what they really mean, you just use them.  Such is the case of Lord, love a duck!  I quite often come into the kitchen to … Continue reading

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Tales from the City- The Black Dog of Death, or a day out at Leeds.

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Leeds Castle is the stuff of fairy tales. It is a castle of breathtaking beauty and surprises. But, I have to say up front, I would rather take a picnic basket and enjoy the grounds rather than the interior of … Continue reading

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The Great Summer Flu -or- Ted’s not dishing out the chicken soup!

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Why is it that sometimes it just feels so good to whine? I am dying. I don’t feel good. Why is this happening to me?  Ted took one look at me and my constant stream of complaints and hightailed it … Continue reading

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